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Urban and country buses from around Australia

2015 Melbourne rail and tram industrial action

10 September 2015

In 2015 the Rail, Tram and Bus Union has launched industrial action against both Metro Trains and Yarra Trams, following the breakdown in negotiations around their new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement.

Adelaide's O-Bahn Busway

2 October 2019

The weirdest mode of public transport in Adelaide is the O-Bahn - a concrete guideway that lets buses run at 100 km/h, and the driver don't need to steer.

Adelaide's O-Bahn Busway recovery truck

1 December 2011

With the O-Bahn Busway in Adelaide they need a special double ended tow truck to rescue buses stranded on the concrete guideway. It also seems to be used to move normal buses.

Adelaide buses

4 October 2019

All of the route bus services in Adelaide are operated under the Adelaide Metro name and livery, but are contracted out to a number of private companies. As of 2011 a new red front livery is replacing the previous yellow fronted version.

Adelaide bus infrastructure

3 October 2019

All kinds of bus infrastructure from Adelaide - bus stops and interchanges

Airport buses of Victoria

26 February 2019

Several airport bus services connect the suburbs and regional centres to both Melbourne and Avalon Airports.

Avalon Airshow 2011 buses

6 March 2011

Shuttle buses operate between Lara station and Avalon Airport to transport patrons to the Avalon Airshow. This year Kastoria, Sita and Mitchell Transit supplied the buses.

Avass electric bus

13 September 2018

Avass is a company based out of Avalon Airport that manufactures electric buses.

Bacchus Marsh Coaches

9 November 2019

Bacchus Marsh Coaches runs town bus services in the township of Bacchus Marsh.

Ballarat buses

21 September 2019

Buses in Ballarat are operated by CDC Ballarat, formerly Davis Bus Lines, part of CDC Victoria.

Bendigo buses

19 March 2018

Buses in Bendigo are operated by Christians Bus Co, McIvor Transit, and Whitmore Group.

Blackburn rail replacement buses

26 January 2017

Buses replaced Belgrave and Lilydale line trains throughout 2016 and 2017, to allow work to be completed on the Blackburn Road level crossing removal project. Trains terminated at Blackburn platform 2, with a temporary bridge delivering passengers to the replacement buses.

Brisbane buses and busways

13 April 2015

Buses from Brisbane and South East Queensland

Broadmeadows Bus Service

24 August 2013

Broadmeadows Bus Service operates buses in Melbourne's northern suburbs

Burnley resignalling rail replacement buses

1 December 2017

During 2017 buses replaced Burnley Group trains between Parliament and Camberwell, and Richmond and Darling stations due to signalling works at Burnley, as part of the Richmond to Camberwell Signalling Upgrade Project.

Bus bits and pieces

22 November 2019

More bus related bits and pieces

Bus depots of Melbourne

29 October 2019

A look at bus depots from Melbourne and beyond

Buses in the snow

9 May 2011

Buses operating in Australia's snow fields

Bus stops and infrastructure in Victoria

29 November 2019

All kinds of bus infrastructure - bus stops and interchanges

Cairns buses

25 August 2014

Buses in and around the Queensland city of Cairns.

Caulfield-Dandenong rail replacement buses

25 August 2018

Buses have replaced trains on the Pakenham and Cranbourne lines from 2016 and 2018 while work on the Caulfield - Dandenong level crossing removal project was completed.

CDC Melbourne

11 December 2019

CDC Melbourne is the brand name for buses operated by CDC Victoria out of their Oakleigh, Sunshine, Truganina and Tullamarine depots.

Chadstone tourist shuttle bus

29 November 2019

Chadstone Shopping Centre operates a free tourist shuttle bus from Federation Square, making it easy for cashed up visitors to empty their wallets, while avoiding the need to understand the mess of connecting buses operated by PTV.

City Sightseeing Melbourne

2 December 2019

City Sightseeing Melbourne commenced running a hop-on hop off tourist bus service around the Melbourne CBD in 2013

Cranbourne Transit

14 July 2018

Cranbourne Transit operates bus services in Melbourne;'s outer south-eastern suburbs

Dee Decker Tours

24 April 2019

Dee Decker Tours runs party buses in Melbourne using a fleet of single and double deck buses.

Driver Bus Lines

9 June 2012

Driver Bus Lines once operated five bus routes in Melbourne's east, until they were sold to CDC Melbourne in July 2013.

Dysons Bus Services

1 November 2019

Dysons Bus Services operates 31 bus routes in Melbourne northern suburbs.

Eastrans

3 December 2014

Eastrans was a brand used by Kefford Corporation for bus routes in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, based out of their Oakleigh depot. In October 2014 it was rebranded as CDC Melbourne.

East West Bus Company

2 May 2018

East West Bus Company is a joint venture between Dyson Group and Reservoir Bus Company that operates three bus routes in Melbourne's north-east.

Essendon rail replacement buses

7 September 2018

Buses replaced Craigieburn line trains throughout 2018, to allow work to be completed on the Buckley Street level crossing removal project. Trains terminated at Essendon station, connecting with buses towards the city.

Furlong Main rail replacement buses

11 March 2017

Buses replaced Sunbury line trains from 2015 to 2017 to allow work to be completed on the Furlong Main level crossing removal project, with trains terminating at Sunshine.

Geelong buses

23 November 2019

CDC Geelong (formerly Benders Busways) and McHarry's Buslines operate the bus services in Geelong, Victoria

Gold Coast buses

10 December 2017

Buses on Queensland's Gold Coast

Grenda's Bus Services

9 June 2012

Grenda's Bus Services once operated 23 bus routes around Melbourne, until acquired by Ventura Bus Lines in 2011.

Heritage buses

5 March 2012

Historical buses now preserved by heritage groups

High Capacity Corridor Upgrade rail replacement buses

11 January 2019

The High Capacity Corridor Upgrade project is upgrading the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines to support the new High Capacity Metro Train (HCMT) fleet. As a result Metro Trains and V/Line rail services have needed to be replaced by buses.

Hope Street Bus Line

29 September 2012

Until September 2012 route 509 in Brunswick was operated by Hope Street Bus Line

Kastoria Bus Lines

27 November 2019

Kastoria Bus Lines operates bus services in Melbourne's north-west and western suburbs

McKenzie's Tourist Services

17 July 2010

McKenzie's Tourist Services operates buses in Melbourne's outer east

Melbourne buses

Buses running normal route services around Melbourne and the surrounding suburbs.

Melbourne Bus Link

25 April 2013

Melbourne Bus Link operated nine bus routes in Melbourne's inner west and south-east between 1998 and 2013, that were once part of the government operated Met Bus.

Melbourne rail replacement buses

9 December 2019

When the *%@! hits the fan on Melbourne's rail network, buses have to be called in to operate a replacement service for passengers.

Melbourne Visitor Shuttle

3 May 2017

The Melbourne Visitor Shuttle was a tourist-oriented bus service operated by Driver Bus Lines on behalf of the City of Melbourne from March 2006 until August 2017. Originally free and known as the 'Melbourne City Tourist Shuttle', it was renamed 'Melbourne Visitor Shuttle' in 2013, with fares introduced in October 2013

Metro Tunnel rail replacement buses - Caulfield group

8 June 2019

Works on the Metro Tunnel portal at South Yarra have required Metro Trains services on the Pakenham, Cranbourne, Frankston and Sandringham lines to be replaced by buses between Parliament, Caulfield and Elsternwick, as well as V/Line services to Gippsland.

Metro Tunnel rail replacement buses - Northern group

11 October 2019

Works on the Metro Tunnel portal at South Kensington and turnback platform at West Footscray have required Metro Trains services on the Sunbury and Werribee lines to be replaced by buses between North Melbourne, Sunshine and Newport, as well as V/Line services to Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo.

Metro Tunnel tram replacement buses

14 October 2019

Works on the Metro Tunnel at Anzac station have required Yarra Trams services on St Kilda Road to be replaced by buses, while the tram tracks are slewed around the work site.

Moonee Valley Coaches

17 August 2019

Moonee Valley Coaches operates two bus routes in Melbourne's inner northern suburbs

Moreland Bus

26 December 2017

Moreland Bus operates two bus routes in Melbourne's inner north

National Bus Company

29 August 2013

Between 1993 and 2013 National Bus Company operated buses on the former Public Transport Corporation network based out of depots located at Doncaster and North Fitzroy.

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